Lake Johnson Wedding | Heather + Samantha | Raleigh NC LGBT Wedding Photographers

Heather + Samantha’s Lake Johnson Wedding in Raleigh, NC.


We’ve loved getting to know Heather and Samantha over the last year! These two are completely selfless; devoting themselves to each other, their friends, and their work. So naturally, we were thrilled to be a part of their special day! Heather and Samantha had a small, intimate ceremony with all of their friends and family at Lake Johnson in Raleigh. It was a laid-back affair, filled with laughter and lots of tears. After the ceremony, Heather and Samantha flew to New York to enjoy their honeymoon…and more importantly, legalize their marriage! We’re so happy we were able to celebrate with them and wish them all the best! Congrats, ladies!!


How did you two meet?
“We met through a mutual friend, and later on [a dating website].


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What are your favorite memories from the day?
“We loved seeing each other for the first time, taking a moment during the ceremony to look all around the audience, and hearing what each other loves about the other (secret paragraph written from each person’s responses to questions from officiant ahead of time.)”
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Who proposed to whom?
“It was mutual after I found out Samantha’s plans beforehand!”

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What were some of your favorite details?
“The natural beauty of the venue and the perfect weather.”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their weddings?
“Start early and make a budget! Don’t be afraid to buck wedding trends you aren’t a fan of because it’s your day. Also, do not be a bride/groomzilla!”


Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“New York City for a honeymoon and legal ceremony!”

And don’t forget to check out their Greensboro Arboretum Engagement Session if you missed it!

North Carolina Wedding Vendor Love:
Ceremony Venue: Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh
Reception Venue: Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh
Officiant: Rev. Kayelily Middleton
Hair & Makeup Artists:  Bridesmaids

DJ/Entertainment Services: Triad DJ
Wedding Cake: Brittany Atkinson, Cakeocity
Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs
Wedding Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Gemvara


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  • Steph - I’m in love with this wedding! So happy for the two lovely brides – they must be thrilled with their wedding images!ReplyCancel

  • Arica - What an awesome venue. Loved the Ombre cake too.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Lauren - Such an awesome wedding! Congratulations to the couple and that cake is absolutely amazing! I love the little snippets of info from the couple themselves throughout the post. [=ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Weems - This Texan loves that bluebonnet in the bouquet!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthi - I love your style–light and simple and beautiful! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail Chouhan - Great Work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - How sweet! Congrats to the two brides!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - beautiful wedding congrats to these two beautiful ladiesReplyCancel

  • Chasity Noel - Beautiful work, and the venue lighting is pretty amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Sormunen - Beautiful pictures, and beautiful brides! You have showed the beauty, the love, the happiness and friendship in these pictures. They are just perfect 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tosha - Beautiful couple! I love the details shots and that venue is so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Gorgeous – they look so happy and in love!ReplyCancel

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